Let’s be honest, you find your crooked teeth embarrassing. But, what is more embarrassing is the thought of wearing braces. Traditional treatment to correct crooked teeth for decades has been a mouth full of metal wires. You may have seen images of self-conscious and awkward teens wearing their metal brackets. If you want a modern solution to straighten your teeth that is also discreet, the Invisalign treatment is the most effective option.
As an adult, it is not just embarrassing to have crooked teeth but also a hindrance to your day to day life. An imperfect smile can damage your confidence. You may find yourself trying to smile and talk with your mouth half closed. You are afraid that people will see your teeth. It may start off as a minor insecurity but can turn into something that affects your personal life and even job opportunities.
A crooked smile will not just affect your appearance. It can also have an impact on your oral health. Cleaning crooked teeth is difficult, you cannot reach right inside because of the small space. You will find the buildup of tartar and plaque that can hide in these small spaces. The tartar and plaque can create pockets that increase the risk of bacterial infection. As a result, crooked teeth can increase the risk of oral health issues, even if you regularly brush and floss your teeth at home.
Due to advances made in technology, straightening your teeth as an adult no longer needs to be embarrassing and it does not involve metal braces. Invisalign aligners will help straighten your teeth in 12 months (most cases). It is a discrete teeth straightening solution to achieve your dream smile.
The Invisalign treatment uses clear aligners that must be worn up to 20 hours per day. The treatment requires you to change the Invisalign aligners to a new set every few weeks. The aligners will shift your teeth subtly into its correct position. The pace at which the aligners move is a fraction of an inch. At the end of the treatment, all the teeth would have shifted and will be aligned perfectly.
The Invisalign aligners are designed to be removable, particularly during mealtime. Unlike braces which are cemented to the teeth, aligners offer privacy and discretion. Aligners are clear making them nearly invisible while being worn. No one would know you are having the Invisalign treatment done, except for your orthodontist.